Know Your Malware: Blackworm (Nyxem) Removal


Blackworm is also known as Grew.a, Grew.b, Blackmal.e, Nyxem.e, Nyxem.d, Mywife.d, Tearec.a and CME-24. It is an extremely dangerous and rapidly spreading Internet worm, which propagates by e-mail via messages with infected attachments and through unprotected network shares. The user can accidentally infect a computer by opening a malicious e-mail attachment or running an infected executable file.

Once executed, Blackworm secretly installs itself to the system and runs a spreading routine. The worm uses own mail engine to send bogus letters to all the addresses it finds in local text and spreadsheet documents, presentations, databases and other similar files. It also creates infected files in unprotected network shares located in the same network or domain. Remove Blackworm, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 1st February 2006 12:03AM